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statehood

[steyt-hoo d] /ˈsteɪt hʊd/
noun
1.
the status or condition of being a state, especially a state of the U.S.
Origin of statehood
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; state + -hood
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n.

1819, from state (n.) + -hood.

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